Chapter 8. Virtualization Fundamentals

“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.”

—Coriolanus

The quote “Nature teaches beasts to know their friends” is about understanding the importance of coexisting peacefully with other groups. As Hadoop evolves and increases its role around enterprise data, it is going to require that IT groups, traditional data platforms, Hadoop, virtualization, and cloud services all work together to deliver data platforms that provide organizations with a competitive edge.

Throughout this book we constantly emphasize the importance of using big data to increase the speed so that your organization can use data to make business decisions. We’ve also discussed that big data is evolving extremely fast. Open source is ...

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